JONES VOTES AGAINST BILL THAT THREATENS ENC WATERWAYS

October 23, 2013
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Congressman Walter B. Jones Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted against H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA).  The bill would authorize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to spend over seven billion dollars on construction of 23 new water infrastructure projects, despite the fact that the Corps does not have enough money to maintain existing projects or to construct the over 60 billion dollars in projects that Congress has already authorized in prior legislation. 

The bill also contained two provisions that could harm Eastern North Carolina in the future.  One would set up a process that would likely result in deauthorization of the Oregon Inlet jetty project.  The second could limit the ability of states like North Carolina to contribute funds to the Corps for dredging of coastal inlets.   

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JONES VOTES AGAINST PROPOSAL TO RAISE DEBT CEILING

October 16, 2013
News Release
Congressman Walter B. Jones Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted against the Senate proposal that would raise the debt ceiling until February and continue funding the government until January, but would allow Obamacare to remain intact and do nothing to cut spending. He issued the following statement on his vote:

“As the only member of Congress to vote against every debt ceiling increase in the last 10 years, I cannot in good conscience support a piece of legislation that does absolutely nothing to address the most pressing issue facing our country – out of control spending,” said Congressman Jones. “While I support the effort to reopen the government, the last thing Washington needs is permission to continue its reckless spending habits when the national debt is an astonishing 17 trillion dollars. Borrowing another roughly 230 billion dollars from the Chinese and other foreign governments – only to funnel much of it back overseas to the war in Afghanistan and other foreign aid projects – is the wrong choice for our country.”

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